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Position Details
Reference Number 431530
Position Title VMO in Emergency Medicine
Employment Status Sessional
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts - Visiting Medical Officer
Number of FTE 0.00
Purpose of Position

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The VMO in Emergency Medicine will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Emergency Department at Prince of Wales Hospital.

The Prince of Wales Hospital is an urban tertiary referral centre with affiliation with the University of New South Wales.  The Emergency Department sees approximately 60 000 adult presentations per year and has a co-located 10 bed Short Stay Unit – with plans to commission a further 5 short stay beds in 2019.  The hospital has all major medical and surgical sub-specialties represented on-campus and one of two of NSW’s spinal units and the only public hyperbaric unit, as well as 24-hour pathology and radiological services (including CT scanning and MRI facilities).


The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MADAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce.  As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital seeks to employ Visiting Medical Officers in Emergency Medicine. The applicant should hold evidence of registration or eligibility for Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.  The Visiting Medical Officer in Emergency Medicine is responsible for providing excellent clinical services to patients and their families, as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital but may be varied as agreed.

The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the Prince of Wales Clinical School with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine.  The level of the appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience.

The applicant must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate their ability to work as a team member within the facility.

Salary and conditions are in accordance with:

Public Hospital (Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts) Determination 2014


enquiries about this position please contact Dr Matt Davis or Dr David Murphy on 02 9382 2911.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand
http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009. Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.

Please complete your application via eRecruit together with a completed Medical Practice History Declaration available at the following link
http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Employment/docs/MedicalPracticeHistory.doc and email your completed document to Daniel.Gialouris@health.nsw.gov.au

Selection Criteria 1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA);

2. Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973;

3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position;

4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality in Emergency Medicine services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty;

5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital;

6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate to a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff;

7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites;

8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dr. Matt Davis
Contact Number 93822911
Closing Date 20/11/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view